Sunday, December 20, 2009

Mary Pickford: Fun Facts

Helped her cousins who lived in Ontario, serve hot dogs from their little hot dog stand on the beach. During her summer vacations during World War I.

Turned down the role of Norma Desmond in Sunset Blvd.

Became a US citizen with her marriage to Douglas Fairbanks.

She was the first movie actress to receive a percentage of a film's earnings

Mary Pickford and her husband Douglas Fairbanks were the first stars to officially place their hand and footprints in the cement at Grauman's Chinese Theater (April 30, 1927).

Was named #24 on The American Film Institute 50 Greatest Screen Legends

Was Joan Crawford's mother-in-law, while she was married to Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.


  1. Dawn, I love these fun facts. I also love the beautiful photos. Mary Pickford had many adoring fans that is why she was called "America's Sweetheart." I am also a fan of her second husband, Douglas Fairbanks, and I love Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Joan Crawford.

  2. Silent, I'm also a fan of Douglas Fairbanks, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Joan Crawford. I really thought it was interesting to learn that Joan Crawford's was Mary Pickford's mother-in-law at one time. The hat picture is my favorite.:)

  3. Dawn, the hat picture is my favorite, too. The hat she is wearing is so huge! And I thought the hat Pickford wore in The New York Hat was big. LOL


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